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Being the bee guy
Monday Mar 23 2015
One book, one community, 450 million bees. If you’re interested in reading more, don’t stop when this article ends. Get your hands on a copy of “The Beekeeper&rsq ...
Through literacy events, a book binds a community
Friday Mar 28 2014
Tales of snowbound hardships, starvation and tragedy are deeply rooted in the lore of the mountains around Donner Lake. Most of us remember accounts of the struggles faced by pione ...
Auburn murder mystery, dam politics revisited in community effort
Tuesday Mar 19 2013
A murder mystery, tale of political intrigue and a nature book, “Nature Noir” is getting a closer look in the community it is set in. “Nature Noir,&rdquo ...
Auburn’s fight on cancer
Thursday Jul 29 2010
A unique and permanent fund started by several Auburnites raises $70,000 a year for research scientists working on cures for cancer. Some local friends met for coffee in 2001 and ...
Do local school execs earn too much?
Tuesday Jul 07 2009
Who in California has an annual salary comparable to President Obama? If you guessed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, you’d be wrong. Linda Katehi, incoming chancellor at UC Davis ...
Students more prepared for real world today
Friday Jun 05 2009
On Saturday, a thousand students graduated from schools in the Placer Union High School District. Some people may wonder how ready these students are to enter the adult world. Re ...
How the state budget shortfall will impact our schools
Tuesday May 26 2009
One of the joys of working in schools is the predictable nature of the year’s rituals. In the fall, we greet new students and staff, attend volleyball and football games and wa ...
Prepare students for the real world
Friday May 22 2009
As a retired teacher who once worked under the leadership of Superintendent Bart O’Brien, I would like to congratulate him on a career of sincere dedication to his ideals. I shou ...
Short school year puts US at disadvantage
Friday May 08 2009
Touting the notebook while realizing once I Want Revenge was scratched, we wound up with the best Kentucky Derby in decades. Now if we can only scratch I Want Revenge from our poli ...
Auburn State of the Community Dinner
Friday Apr 17 2009
Bart O'Brien named educator of year
Tuesday Apr 14 2009
Bart O’Brien can tell you a thing or two about dream jobs — he’s been doing his for more than 30 years. O’Brien, 58, who retires from his position as Placer Union High Scho ...
Placer High braces for cutbacks
Sunday Mar 15 2009
Editor’s note: This story is republished from the Placer High School newspaper, The Hillmen Messenger. When the California budget came up with a $40 billion dollar shortfall in ...
Ken Nittler named newest Auburn Union Elementary School District trustee
Tuesday Feb 03 2009
The Auburn Union Elementary School District board of trustees has chosen Ken Nittler as its newest member. Nittler fills a seat vacated late last year by Chuck Heisleman, who lef ...
Superintendent Bart O'Brien plans to retire
Thursday Dec 18 2008
Bart O’Brien figures 32 years is enough. The Placer Union High School District superintendent told trustees Tuesday of his plan to retire, effective June 30, 2009. “For 32 ...
Our View: Voters have spoken: County education office must get busy
Tuesday Nov 11 2008
Pam Robie Hart’s election to the Placer County Office of Education board comes with a message from voters. Taxpayers rightfully want the county office to research whether consol ...
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